Deacon Dot will be holding a “prayer circle” after each service beginning this Sunday. It is called a “prayer circle” because we will hold hands as we pray together. It will be a time to pray with others who are feeling a need for extra prayer. We will meet in the alcove across from the organ. Anyone interested is welcome to join us. If you have any questions, please speak with Dot.
College and High School Students: Winnewald Day Camp is now hiring for the summer- lifeguards, arts & crafts, group counselors. For 15s and older a lifeguard course will be offered to become a certified life guard. For more info email@example.com .
New Bible study for grades 6 - 12. We will be meeting every Tuesday from 7:00 – 8:30 pm in the St. Jonathan Rm. Please bring your favorite version of the Bible and something to write with (Bibles will be provided). Any questions, contact
Eli (908) 399-7436. Hope to see you there!
Who We Are and How You Too Can Find a Place
Jesus lived in a troubled time; but he announced the dawning of a new era, God's reign of justice and peace.
He defied the powers that opposed God's reign by reaching out to all the victims of these powers. He gathered a company of followers, teaching them how to live in the freedom of this new era. But the world turned against him; his followers abandoned him; and the authorities executed him as a threat to the peace, in about 33 AD. from the dead! - The one who had risen to them and, through them, to the world. They were now convinced that God had rejected the judgment against Jesus and yet had absorbed the pain of it. By giving Jesus a new life, God validated everything Jesus stood for and gave his followers a new life in solidarity with him and with those he sought to serve. They began to see this new kind of life as the world's true future; others caught the vision and joined them. Thus began an historic movement inspired by this Good News.
We are people bound together because we follow the way of Jesus Christ.
We recognize the presence of God in Jesus and see his way of life as God's way toward a world transformed by love.
We tell his story, from generation to generation, convinced that we must follow him and embody his vision.
Come and get to know Jesus by getting to know people whose lives are being shaped by this Good News.
Discover the Spirit of Jesus and see what God is really like.
Experience what it means to be part of Jesus' deepening impact on the world
by belonging to a community of his followers.
Friday, April 27 - Service Auction
You don’t want to miss this fundraiser.
Another exciting evening for you while raising funds to support our outreach Ministries.
Would you like to help? We need helping hands and willing hearts to handle ticket sales, catering, decorating, organizing donations and much more.
Contact Marge Keller, firstname.lastname@example.org
How can you help?
Music for Sunday, April 22, 2018
Prelude: Allegro in G for Flutes John Stanley / Alec Wyton
Opening Hymn Now the green blade riseth Hymn 204
Gospel Hymn The Lord my God my shepherd is Hymn 663
Offertory: 8 am congregation sing The Lord my God my shepherd is Hymn 663; 10 am Senior Choir Prayer to Jesus arranged John Ness Beck
Communion music: 8 am Jesus, Lead Thou On Paul Manz; 10 am Hymn 662; Hymn 334; Hymn 602
Closing Hymn Savior, like a shepherd lead us Hymn 708
Postlude: Toccata and Fugue in F Dietrich Buxtehude
The recurring theme of the lessons and sermon on November 26 was from Matthew:
'Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.'
Here is a sample of what Church of the Holy Spirit is doing.
Thanks to June Filipski for the story and photos.
Culinary Angels continue to meet twice a month to prepare meals for those who have been homeless and now continue to receive support from Family Promise. Just before Thanksgiving, 45 servings of ham and potatoes were prepared along with many side dishes. Nine folks gathered for just an hour on a Monday evening to package all of the dishes. As you can see, the refrigerator is filled with eights bins of food ready to be delivered on Tuesday morning.
Wouldn’t you like to assist your church feed the hungry? For more information on how you can help, click on Culinary Angels under Serving Others.
Seamen's Church Institute: Christmas at Sea:
Thanks to the help of many parishioners, we were able to deliver 27 scarves, 9 fabric bags to hold the gifts, individually wrapped snacks and lots of sample sized toiletries. Katie and Karen should be recognized for the fastest crochet hooks, as they made the majority of the scarves. And a big thanks to whoever supplied the amazing number of dental floss samples.
Christmas at Sea is a fun way that we can support the myriad of mariners who work to supply us with the many items we use daily. However, Seamen's Church Institute also does very important work to improve laws and practices that protect mariners and increase the safety and security of the maritime industry. To learn more about the Institute, go to http://seamenschurch.org
The State of New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs operates Veteran's Haven North, a halfway house for homeless veterans, in Glen Gardner. The house is in constant need of consumable items which are presented to each new resident as they enter the program.
The following is a "Wish List" of their current most acute needs:
There will be a box in the church narthex labeled Veteran's Haven North for our donations to these men and women who have served. Thank you for your help.
Any questions can be directed to Judy Linger at email@example.com or cell number (772) 321-4885.